It’s a twitter threat, so whatever that is worth.
What is interesting to me is the apparent claim that it is an “Army Vet”. It would be very uncommon, if not completely unlikely to have an army vet have such strong feelings against Cruz. Was it precipitated by Obama and Democrats’ continual casting of Cruz and others as “terrorists” because of the shutdown that adversely impacted vets? Or is the tweet itself a typical leftist troll, to make it appear that vets were disturbed with Cruz?
Via The Hill:
Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare.
A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston.
“What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote.
The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy.
Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.”
“I can’t comment further on security matters,” he said.
At about 5:30 pm on Friday, @ArmyVet54 posted another apparent threat, urging that Cruz “needs tobe [sic] taught a street wise [sic] lesson”.
I’ve traced the picture used in the background for “Troy Gilmore’s” twitter account. The picture, which I will not repost, shows a black male who, in my estimation, looks at least in his forties or fifties, wearing, allegedly U.S. Marine attire. The tweeter claims to have served in both the Army and Navy, with a son in the Marines. So the pictures and the claims don’t match up, which means the name was probably likely just glommed by this tweeter to create his “vet personality” without any care at all as to the trouble he might cause for the real Mr. Gilmore.
Leftist troll meter just started pinging off, I hope the tweeter gets a noisy visit from the FBI…